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One ice cream puppy, please

A restaurant in Taiwan is serving puppy ice cream and some are concerned about how real it looks. Full story

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The Associated Press delivers in-depth coverage on today's Big Story including top stories, international, politics, lifestyle, business, entertainment, and more. Full story

Australia drought: New South Wales town 'mobbed' by thirsty emus

Image caption At least five emus have been hit by cars in the town of Broken Hill. Large numbers of emus have been flocking to an outback mining town in New South Wales as Australia continues to struggle with extreme drought. The flightless birds are desperately searching for food and water in Broken Hill, local animal rescue services say. "They're actually walking down our main street. We're seeing mobs of them," wildlife worker Emma Singleton ... Full story

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan. A view of seaside in Koror, Palau August 5, 2018. Picture taken August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Farah Master. Late last year, China effectively banned tour groups to the idyllic tropical archipelago, branding it an illegal ... Full story

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

Tameika Lovell, pictured in Queens on May 13, 2017, claims she was racially profiled and inappropriately searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (David Wexler). Tameika Lovell was retrieving luggage at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport when Customs and Border Protection officers detained her for a random search. It was Nov. 27, 2016, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the school counselor from Long Island had just ... Full story

'The Greg Gutfeld Show' Presents Its Vision for a Trump Presidential Library

Greg Gutfeld said Saturday that his time visiting presidential libraries got him thinking of what a Trump library would look like. He said that on a recent visit to the Richard Nixon library, he saw a wall devoted to 1968, a year inundated with crime and war. "The face is the media wants you to think 2018 ... is worse, far worse, than 1968, a time of division and war," Gutfeld said. Hundreds of news outlets across the country published ... Full story

The pope is set to visit an Ireland where true believers are in steep decline

Visitors attend Mass in the chapel at Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland, last week. (James Forde/For The Washington Post). The pilgrims still come, many on foot. The faithful still fill their plastic jugs with the healing holy water. The sick are anointed with oil. And by the thousands, they reach out to rub their rosary beads on the stone wall of the old chapel, where an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared one stormy twilight in 1879, ... Full story

See the Plant Kingdom's Hidden Microscopic Wonders

Day to day, it might be tempting to take plants for granted. But you'd do so at your peril; our leafy brethren are staggeringly complex, as revealed when they're put under the microscope. To give their progeny a shot, some plants get unwitting animals to act as taxis for their pollen or seeds. Plants can't get up and move to avoid their herbivorous predators, so they hunker down and fight, deploying a mind-boggling arsenal of toxins and ... Full story

Meet Hexa, a Six-Legged Insectile Robot That's Just As Creepy As It Sounds

It’s not designed to remind you of an insect, though. It’s meant to bring robot hacking to the masses. Full story

Corona Beer Giant Puts $3.8 Billion Bet on U.S. Love of Cannabis

Constellation Brands Inc. , which for seven decades has made its money off beer, wine and whiskey, sees its future in a marijuana leaf. In the biggest (legal) cannabis deal, the Victor, New York-based beverage company will spend about $3.8 billion to boost its stake in Canadian grower Canopy Growth Corp., betting legalization will gain traction around the world and especially in the U.S. “This is rocket fuel,” Canopy Chief Executive Officer ... Full story